Sendmail backup

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by musa1627, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. musa1627

    musa1627 New Member


    I am very new to howto forge, as well to linux platform,
    I have configured a mail server sendmail in the RHEL5, I would like to know what all the things (Eg. configuration files and mail folders ) are supposed to be backed up, In case the system gets crashed and I have to re-construct the server back to the normal in easy ways.

    I have few (many) queries regarding sendmail I will post as I graduate slowly.


  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You should back up the /etc/sendmail (or (etc/mail?) folder which contains your Sendmail configuration.
    If you use mbox format, you should also back up /var/spool/mail which contains the mailboxes. If you use Maildir format instead, you must back up the home directories of all users because the mailboxes are in the Maildir directory inside the home directory.

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